Study living organisms through environmental fieldwork on the 1,200-acre Rindge campus including lakeshores, woods, wetlands, meadows, and other important wildlife habitats. Or Study in Costa Rica, working alongside your professors to better understand tropical forest ecology. You can even conduct biomedical research sponsored by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, to understand the genetic control of fungal infections, the molecular mechanisms of retinal development, the effects of opiod addiction on brain structure, and impacts of exercise on the cardiovascular, respiratory, and muscular systems.
Graduates of the Biology major — you can pursue a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree — go on to study at medical school, conduct cutting-edge research on developing viruses, and teach high school science classes. You may also choose to continue your education at Franklin Pierce and earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) or Master of Physician's Assistant Studies (MPAS) degree.
A major and minor are offered in Biology.
Education extends beyond the classroom. Enroll in Tropical Forest Ecology (BI 217) and take a two-week trip in June to three field sites in Costa Rica.
You have the opportunity to join Franklin Pierce's chapter of the National Science and Mathematics Honor Society if you meet national requirements for induction.
This educational club will provide you with knowledge in the world of Health Sciences, along with helping you develop contacts and opportunities in this career field.
Alumni Success Stories
Craig Weeks always wanted to be a doctor and attended Franklin Pierce University because he wanted smaller classes and loved the campus. His academics and internship experiences guided him to the Doctor of Medicine Program at St. George's University after graduating from Pierce.Craig Weeks '06
Doctor of Medicine Student, St. George's University
"My colleagues and I come from the industries we serve, enabling us to understand job requirements on a deeper level than others in the industry. I myself have a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Franklin Pierce and am able to use my experiences and background knowledge from the life sciences to relate to the candidates I speak with and build trust."Brianna Nash '10
Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Technology, and Digital Marketing Search Consultant at HireMinds